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Weirather takes Super-G World Cup title

Tina Weirather has claimed the World Cup Super-G title for a second straight year, following the final race of the season in Are.

Heading into the race in Sweden, Weirather’s only rival for the small crystal globe was Lara Gut.

However, the Swiss crashed out near the start – handing the crown to the Liechtensteiner.

The race was won in storming fashion by Italy’s Sofia Goggia in a time of 1 minute 7.92 seconds.

Gut slides out

Weirather had won the penultimate Super-G of the season in Crans-Montana.

That saw her overhaul Gut at the top of the standings.

Switzerland’s Gut knew she had to do something special but after only ten seconds her challenge was over.

On only her second turn, Gut lost control and slid out of contention.

It completed a miserable 48-hours for the Swiss, who also crashed out of the downhill on Wednesday.

Another racer to struggle was Olympic Super-G champion Ester Ledecka.

Starting last, Ledecka produced a fast opening section but then a slight error saw her ski off course.

More glory for Goggia

Instead, it was Sofia Goggia who claimed her first Super-G win of the season.

The Italian captured the small crystal globe for the World Cup downhill title on Wednesday.

More success was heading her way after an aggressive run in Are.

She finished 0.32 seconds ahead of Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg, with Lindsey Vonn completing the podium.

Weirather meanwhile, came home safely in sixth place to retain her title.

Consistent

It’s been another excellent season for Weirather, who finished the Super-G standings 86 points clear of Gut.

Weirather also added an Olympic bronze medal in the Super-G at PyeongChang 2018.

Her second small crystal globe adds to the seven won by her mother, one by her father, and three by her uncle.

The family have also dominated Liechtenstein’s Olympic medal haul.

Kjetil Jansrud had already sealed the men’s Super-G world cup trophy heading into the final day.

 

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